Happy Birthday Herm: Kenny Wallace Turns 50 Years Old
There's nobody quite like Kenny Wallace.
As the Fox Sports analyst and NASCAR veteran turns 50 years old on Friday, we look back at some of the most classic Kenny moments from over the years.
1. Pushing Dale Earnhardt Sr. to victory at Talladega in 2000
In an amazing show of talent, Dale Earnhardt Sr. went from 18th to first in the closing laps of the 2000 Winston 500 at Talladega to score what would be his final NASCAR victory. While "The Intimidator" was bobbing and weaving through traffic, Kenny Wallace was glued to the back bumper of the black No. 3 the entire time. When Earnhardt took the checkered flag, Wallace followed him to a second-place finish.
Standing in Victory Lane, Dale Sr. credited Kenny for pushing him to the front. "Kenny Wallace really worked hard with us, and he did a good job," Earnhardt said. "I don't think we could have gotten back up there if it weren't for Kenny."
2. 1991 NASCAR Nationwide Series season
In just his third full season in the Nationwide Series, Kenny Wallace was a serious contender.
On March 24, Kenny scored his first NASCAR win at Volusia County Speedway. He would go on to win again at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and lead the points after 14 of the 31 races. Four DNFs late in the season allowed Bobby Labonte to take the lead in the points and eventually go on to win the championship, while Kenny finished second - his highest career finish in the standings.
3. Racing into the 2008 Daytona 500
Before Furniture Row Racing was contending for wins on a regular basis with Kurt Busch, Kenny Wallace was helping the under-funded team establish themselves in NASCAR.
That hard work paid off when Kenny put the No. 78 car in the 50th Daytona 500 by racing his way in during the Duel qualifying race.
4. Kenny Wallace meets Ric Flair on RaceDay
A man of the people, the always energized Kenny Wallace became known for his "Nature Boy" impersonation while on stage for NASCAR RaceDay. Strutting his stuff and letting the occasional "Woo!" out, Wallace was surprised when Ric Flair joined the RaceDay crew on stage at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2008.
5. Kenny Wallace the dancing fool
Perhaps nobody in the sport of NASCAR loves to dance more than Kenny Wallace. To help celebrate the big 5-0, here's a few of Kenny's best dance moves.